Ménière’s disease, also called endolymphatic hydrops, is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo (a feeling of falling or the floor rushing up to meet you). The vertigo occurs because too much fluid builds up in your inner ear. The flood puts pressure on your ear, breaking down the sensitive hair cells of your inner ear.
Ménière’s disease often begins with one symptom, and gradually progresses. Unfortunately, feelings of vertigo can last for hours at time and be incapacitating. It can affect your balance and increase your risk for falls. You may also feel pressure in your ear, experience tinnitus (ear ringing), and even have changes in hearing. However, you don’t have to have all these symptoms for a diagnosis.
Ear, nose, and throat experts at University of Miami Health System offer comprehensive care for Meniere’s disease. Our physicians strive to help you control symptoms in order to improve your quality of life.
Why Choose UHealth?
The Department of Otolaryngology ranks No. 9 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the department’s dedication to excellence in research, patient care and outcomes. The experts in the UHealth Ear Institute provide comprehensive and innovative care of ear, hearing, and balance disorders. This includes the Children’s Hearing Program and the hereditary deafness clinical and research group, where more than 15 percent of the known genetic hearing loss mutations have been discovered.
World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.
Home to the Ear Institute at the University of Miami. The Ear Institute is a global center for all hearing loss conditions, evaluations, and treatments, thanks to the patients who put their trust in us for their continued health care. It is also a primary location for continuing medical education and research by the National Institutes of Health.
Vestibular balance program. At the Ear Institute, we have state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose, treat, and assess your vestibular/balance system structures and their function. Our vestibular balance program has had great success in helping people with balance problems live a healthy, more carefree life.